Welcome, Retrievers!

Paw with Welcome Week

Welcome Week is August 24 – September 9, 2024

Welcome to UMBC! We are so glad you are here.

Whether you are transferring in, starting mid-year, or picking up where you left off, we are thrilled to have you as part of our diverse, inclusive community. Welcome Week is one of UMBC’s favorite traditions. At the beginning of each semester departments and offices from across campus come together to welcome new and returning students to UMBC. This website is meant to show you the different ways you can participate in Welcome Week activities, connect with other students, learn about campus, and have fun!

Be sure to peruse this site and join the Welcome Week myUMBC group for updates and information.

Want to know more about events?  Have a question about life on campus?  Want to connect with a current student for some tips? As you find yourself asking questions, send an email to welcomeweek@umbc.edu

Undergraduate Welcome Events

We encourage all incoming graduate students to visit the Graduate School for event and resource information. Thank you and welcome to UMBC.

Graduate Welcome Events